Student Army focuses on exams

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 09:29 14/06/2011

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Students will continue focusing on exams this week, but Student Volunteer Army organiser Sam Johnson said they would be back on the streets as soon as possible.

A 10,000-strong army of student volunteers gathered via social networking sites after February's earthquake to shovel silt and help clean up the devastated city.

However, yesterday's two big aftershocks came in the middle of exam preparation for Canterbury University students.

"Everything for us is completely dependent on the university. What happens with exams depends on whether we can get students," Johnson said.

Students would "definitely do something", but a big clean up job might not happen until exams finish in two weeks, he said.

"I'm really keen to do something faster, because there is that need out there. Maybe checking people are ok, clearing their driveways, then go back in two weeks and do a big push."

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